Broadcasting Line-Up For 105 Radio Station

November 24, 2015

Bermuda Broadcasting Company Ltd. today [Nov 16] announced the programming schedule for newly renamed radio station “Inspire 105”, as the company continues taking steps to revamp all of its radio and television programming.

The company said, “Starting on Monday, 30 November, weekday programmes on Inspire FM 105 will be hosted by radio personalities David Lopes and Kelly Zuill. Mr. Lopes will host the morning drive-time show, 6:00 AM-10:00 AM, Monday-Friday, followed by Mr. Zuill, who will host the midday show from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.

“The new Inspire 105 will offer a mix of popular international and local music, including gospel, adult contemporary and other positive, uplifting music and programming. The station will also continue to air live Parliamentary sessions and host relevant interviews with business leaders, political leaders and Bermudian artists and musicians.

“David Lopes’ fans will be pleased to know that his show will feature contemporary music for listeners who appreciate classic songs from the 50’s-70’s, especially songs by timeless artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Lou Rawls, Kenny Rogers and the Beatles.

“The morning show will also feature a sports round up and interviews with noteworthy local personalities and visitors to the Island, including the weekly call-in show with Tom Wadson’s Farm, as Inspire 105 highlights Bermuda’s businesses and traditions.

“David Lopes has been involved with the National Agriculture Exhibition for over 50 years and is now a member of the executive leadership team with the event to be held in April 2016.

“Kelly Zuill, Bermuda’s well-respected DJ, who is known as “Mr. Gospel” for his “Gospel Train Show”, will bring his special brand of inspirational music and provide motivation and most importantly to “Inspire 105” listening audience. Mr. Zuill will draw from a broad range of inspirational music to entertain and uplift his faithful audience, who may be at home, at work or on the road.”

“Today’s announcement follows on last month’s news of programming changes to Ocean FM 89, offering top-40 music, including the ongoing celebration of Bermuda’s artists, news, weather, sports and interviews with scheduled guests.

“The additions to Power 95 with the arrival of Kristy “Miss Thang” Burgess as the new morning host, offering urban music with an emphasis on content that highlight local talent to bring the station into closer touch with the community.

“Bermuda Broadcasting, the Island’s longest-serving broadcasting company, will announce additional changes to both radio and television stations in the months ahead, as the company brings onboard new technology and new studios through 2016.”

Acting CEO of Bermuda Broadcasting David Hills said, “We hope that listeners will enjoy the new “Inspire 105”. We are especially pleased to feature hosts who understand the value of delivering constructive programming to encourage, comfort and entertain people, while also emphasizing the Best of Bermuda.”

Mr. Hills added, “We have had significant feedback from our viewers, listeners and customers, and we are always open to the community’s feedback as we work to fulfil our vital role in the community as broadcasters, which is to provide essential information and thoughtful, positive entertainment for the Island.”

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  1. archie says:

    It’s kind of interesting that all these changes have taken place under an acting CEO.

  2. Concerned says:

    For those of us who look forward to Mr. Zuill’s Gospel show at 6 Am we are going to miss you. Thank you Mr. Zuill for your encouragement and blessings prior to this change. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you

  3. Baygrapes says:

    Thank goodness for the return of David Lopes. I have stopped listening to FM 89.1 ever since he left ! Having said that, Mix 106.1 is now playing some awesome (older) music for which I thank you very much. Since we have an aging population in Bermuda I could never understand the move to the current genre of today’s music. So, thank you MIX 106 and welcome back David Lopes.

    • Holy Moly says:

      I agree with you Baygrapes. Welcome back David and also a belated welcome back to VSB’s 106.1! Between these two stations, us “older folk” are being well taken care of and I send a wholehearted thank you!

  4. Barbara D Cooper says:

    I am pleased that BBC is cutting out the talk shows. It became very tiresome and boring to hear the same people complaining negatively about the same things day after day. Periodic interviews with invited guests who can contribute in a positive and educational manner will be a welcome change. Thank you BBC – for the program changes and for retaining David Lopes, who is a seasoned veteran of broadcasting and very much loved and respected by his listening audience (especially those of his vintage) !

  5. Peter N Cooper says:

    Soo Glad the David lopes show has not been chopped This is welcoming news.

  6. Oh,I see now says:

    However negative the talk shows appear to be what you are getting is a true feedback on how people really feel and live in Bermuda.I get that the truth is a bitter pill to swallow but it needs to be consumed if we are to begin dealing with the multitude of diverse problems this island faces.